I love spring. It is hands down my favorite time of year. This year, I am still waiting for it to be a little warmer and hoping that if I keep wearing sundresses, the weather will catch up. Spring is a time of new beginnings, and fertilility. Whether by giving birth to a new bouncing baby or a new project or a new, more positive way of thinking, spring is giving birth all around you and symbolizes how you can be starting anew in your own life.
I think about spring cleaning my home, my garage, and my psyche to make room for the new and wonderful things I am manifesting in my life this year. I am always a list person, but springtime makes me want to make a list for every little thing. I am excited to make my goals and lists, begin anew and give birth to my own springtime desires.
We are currently re-landscaping our front yard and it has felt like a long labor, but as it comes together, we are incredibly excited to start spending more family time in our new little sanctuary with friends and family.
This week, my husband will be traveling abroad and while I’m a little scared to be raising my son on my own for the next two weeks, I’m also very excited. We will get to spend some fun and quality time together. And, whenever my husband leaves for a day or two, I always want to surprise him by cleaning and organizing at least one room in the house. You see, he’s a bit of a minimalist and as much as I’d like to be, I am well, not. Spring cleaning here I come! I’m not sure if I should tackle my office or my clothes closet first, or if being a single parent for the next two weeks, if I’m being entirely too ambitious.
Along with starting anew with my home, I am also a sucker for committing to get in shape at springtime -after all bathing suit season is just around the corner. I rarely get caught up in the New Year’s Resolution, but springtime is my wake-up call that I better get back to the gym.
As with any good shopaholic worth her salt, all this springtime birthing can’t be done without a few good, new products. Some of these finds are inspiring and motivating, some just fun and fanciful – all are items that will help me get that spring fever in full swing.